Title: Dark Kiss
Author: Michelle Rowen
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: May 22, 2012
From the publisher: I don’t do dangerous. Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and I don’t know if I can get it back. Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me…. NIGHTWATCHERS When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising…
Celeste’s review: oooh, oooh, oooh. A must read for all you angel/demon lovers out there. I can’t wait for you all to read this!!! An outstanding start to this fab new series. This novel was written in a beautiful, yet dark way….and I loved it. I hope I can review this spoiler free and at the same time do this novel justice.
Samantha is approached by her long time crush who wants to kiss her. He asks her first, and of course she says yes since it was Stephen, her massive crush. But this kiss, amazing and intoxicating as it was, changed Sam’s life as she knew it forever.
The first change is the insatiable hunger that won’t go away as much as Sam eats. As Sam tries to make sense of the hunger she wanders around, but ends up stumbling across a confused and dazed Bishop. He is extremely gorgeous with cobalt blue eyes, but just so out of it. He seems so incoherent until they brush against each other. This brief touch seemed to make his thoughts unmuddled, and at the same time the touch feels wonderful to Sam. Sam doesn’t know what to make of him, but she knows has a physical draw to him that she can’t explain. Unfortunately Bishop is tight lipped and gives her almost no information. Sam should hate him, but she doesn’t, she can’t. Even thought she isn’t sure if she should trust Bishop with the little information he gives her, she makes a deal with him. I can’t say any more otherwise it will spoil it for you
The secondary characters are great, my absolute favorite is Kraven. He is definitely on the dark side, but I’m convinced there’s a lot more to his story…ahhh, I love to love the bad boys. Sam’s best friend, Carly, while an important secondary character, didn’t affect me either way; I had no major love or hate towards her. I also still think there’s more to Stephen, the long time crush that put Sam in this situation in the first place.
Without giving anything away, this novel built layers and layers of stories that all intertwined, but it was done in a way that was effortless. I am a lazy reader and don’t like to have to think too hard; I like to sit back and enjoy the story. Well, that is exactly what I did here, Ms. Rowen’s writing is genius!
The ending left at a good place but is no way wrapped up. First and foremost the UST situation is serious. Very serious. Did I mention serious? gah!!! There really has to be a way around all of the “red tape” so we can get some loving. The next part of the story should really heat up now that the basic stage has been set and all the pieces are lined up. If you love angels and want a read that will keep you turning the pages you have to add this to you TBR pile!
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